It is with deep sorrow we share the passing of Msgr. Bill Kane, on Friday December 8, 2017. “Fr. Bill” was one of the first chaplains of the Catholic Student Center, from 1964-1986, and joined us in 2015 for our 50th Anniversary celebration. We are blessed to have had his leadership, support and vision for campus ministry as the foundation of Catholic Terps. He will be greatly missed. May the angels lead him to paradise.
Photos:50th Anniversary Mass of the Catholic Student Center – Catholic Standard Fr. Tim Daniel, alumnus; Msgr. Bill Kane; Fr. Bill Byrne, former chaplain; and Fr. Leo Checkai, O.P., alumnus
Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial Arrangements
The Vigil will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 3:00 – 6:45 p.m.at Little Flower Parish, Bethesda, Maryland.
The Funeral Mass at Little Flower Parish at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017.
Interment will be at Gate of Heaven, Silver Spring, Maryland.
From the Archdiocese of Washington
Monsignor Kane was born on February 27, 1934 in Washington, D.C. After his studies at Maryknoll Seminary, he pursued his seminary studies at Our Lady of the Angels Seminary, Niagara, New York. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 28, 1960 at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle, Washington, DC.
His first assignment as Parochial Vicar was at Saint Bartholomew Parish, Bethesda, Maryland and in 1964, he was appointed Associate Chaplain at the Catholic Student Center at the University of Maryland and then as Chaplain in 1967. In 1973, Monsignor Kane was appointed Director of Campus Ministry and then to Director of Priest Personnel in 1986. Monsignor Kane was appointed Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia and Chancellor of the archdiocese in 1988.
In 1994, he was appointed Pastor at Little Flower Parish, Bethesda, Maryland where served until his retirement in 2004 and continued there in residence until his death.